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Hotel Description

City Tempo puts you in the heart of Melbourne, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. Highlights at this property include a sauna, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

All 160 apartments feature LCD TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy iPod docks, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers. Kitchenettes come with fridges, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This business-friendly property offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and has concierge services. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning/laundry services. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Melbourne Central Business District property include RMIT University and Bourke Street Mall.

City Tempo ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Convenient for City Centre

Pros: location
Cons: Cleaning, environment within hotel / room, parking arrangements
Location: Centrally located, next to Victoria Market, CBD, eateries
Well located hotel on edge of CBD. Parking was strange / awkward in that you have to park on street to go into hotel to get / return your car park pass. Car park had some rough looking people hanging around. Hotel was well worn - obviously busy with some stretched and therefore non attentive staff.

Posted by , from Cambs UK on 9 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location

Right in city centre , close to all shops , hotel car park 21 dollars . Clean apartment with balcony, wash machine , fridge

Posted by , from brighton on 7 Feb 2017

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1 out of 5

Extreamely disappointed

When we arrived at reception, there were a lot of people who appeared to be 'backpackers', having paid what I considered to be quite a lot for apt accommodation I did not expect this. I was allocated a one bedroomed apt for no extra cost. We were joined in the lift by presumably residents returning from work. I was not aware that the apts had a residential status. The one bedroomed apt was so small there was not room for our 2 cases. The windows were filthy, the hard, leather look sofas were dirty, the double bed was so small, & you had to walk sideways around the bed. No room in the bathroom to put any toiletries whilst in use. I could continue!!!! When I went down to reception & said it was not of the std I expected, he looked at me in disbelief & said 'really?, well you won't get yr money back!' Not exactly customer service???!!!!!

Posted by on 21 Jan 2015

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5 out of 5

perfect location

Friendly staff, comfortable room, couldnt ask for more

Posted by on 18 May 2014

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5 out of 5

great accommodation, exceeded our expectations.

Lovely place, great quality fixtures and fittings. Location wasslightly out ofthe city centre however was not an issue due to the frequent free bus and tram, though only a ten minute stroll if preferred. Easy access to the etihad stadium, just a ten minute stroll

Posted by on 4 Jul 2013

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4 out of 5
Huoneet modernisti ja skandinaavisesti sisustetut, mutta neliöitä saisi olla muutama enemmän. Näköala (19 krs) huikea. Siivoojilla selvästi liikaa työtä ja siksi siivous venyi pitkälle iltapäivään. Melbournen keskustan ytimeen 600-700m.

Posted by on 18 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice room and functional kitchenette

Room is in good condition and location is rather good if compared to price.

Posted by on 16 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5


Pros: Rauhallisuus ja siisteys sekä loistava sijainti
Location: Ydinkeskustassa free tram zonen sisällä. Kaikki tavoitettavissa.
Rauhallinen ja siisti majoituspaikka omatoimiselle matkailijalle. Loistavalla paikalla. Suosittelen.

Posted by , from Helsinki on 26 Sep 2016

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4 out of 5

Korrektur von Nikolaus

Korrektur von Nikolaus : leider war die erste Bewertung bei der Punktevergabe nicht korrekt. Die Klassifikation der Bewertung ist ersichtlich

Posted by on 11 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Immer wieder einmal....

Tolle Lage ,super Aussicht aus den hellen sauberen Räumen (hatten wir das Glück immerhin im 10 Stock zu nächtigen). Werden ,wenn wir wiedereinmal in Melbourne sind hier wieder absteigen.

Posted by on 19 Dec 2015

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Property Features

City Tempo offers its guests a sauna and a fitness centre. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly City Tempo also features tour or ticket assistance, concierge services, and on-site laundry facilities. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Melbourne apartment is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 160 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • Built in 2010
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking reservations required


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (22.8 km / 14.2 mi)
  • Train station: Southern Cross Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Flagstaff Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

City Tempo offers 160 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and DVD players. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Accommodation at this 4-star apartment has kitchenettes with fridges, stovetops, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Melbourne's apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on weekdays only.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • iPod dock
  • HD television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekdays only)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the apartment include a sauna and a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 17 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: AUD25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD17 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • City Tempo Apartment Melbourne
  • City Tempo Apartment
  • City Tempo Melbourne
  • City Tempo
  • City Tempo Hotel Melbourne

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.